Union Warriors at Sunset

The Lives of Twenty Commanders After the War


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About the Book

Ulysses S. Grant was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army after the Civil War and served two terms as president. His former subordinates, Philip Henry Sheridan and William Tecumseh Sherman, also served as generals-in-chief­—Sherman indulging his passion for young women until his death. Two other former generals ran for president, one against his old commander, Grant. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the hero of Gettysburg, became president of Bowdoin College and served as governor of Maine. George Armstrong Custer found the immortality that had eluded him during the War, at Little Big Horn. Chronicling the sunset years of 20 Union generals, this book details their attempts to resume productive lives in the aftermath of America’s defining cataclysm.

About the Author(s)

Allie Povall is an attorney, a former Naval officer who served in Vietnam, and the author of four other books. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Bibliographic Details

Allie Stuart Povall

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 211
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9050-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter One. George Gordon Meade: “Old Snapping Turtle,” “Old Four Eyes” 3
Chapter Two. George Brinton McClellan: “Young Napoleon, Little Mac” 15
Chapter Three. David Glasgow Farragut 27
Chapter Four. Philip Henry Sheridan: “Little Phil” 39
Chapter Five. William Tecumseh Sherman: “Cump,” “Uncle Billy” 59
Chapter Six. Ulysses S. Grant: “Uncle Sam,” “Unconditional Surrender,” “Sam” 83
Chapter Seven. Fourteen Others
Ambrose Everett Burnside 127
George Armstrong Custer 132
George Henry Thomas 138
George Crook 143
Henry Wager Halleck 145
Irvin Mcdowell 149
John Pope 150
Winfield Scott Hancock 154
Joseph Hooker 160
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 164
William Starke Rosecrans 170
Lewis Wallace 173
David Dixon Porter 177
Daniel Edgar Sickles 181
Notes 185
Bibliography 197
Index 201

Book Reviews & Awards

Finalist, Best Non-Fiction—Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters